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Environment

Too many trees

While the Prime Minister last week was filling in for Prince William at a celebrity-laden climate change event in New York, back home, her...

ETS price skyrockets

There has been an explosion in Emissions Trading Scheme unit prices which is likely to mean higher petrol prices next year  and more farmland...

Nelson floods raise new questions about three waters

New questions, in part highlighted by the Nelson floods, have emerged over the Government's proposed Three Waters legislation. Councils are asking how the new water...

Shaw faces rough farmer politics on how to pay for methane

A political scare that appears to have originated from the farmer-protest group Groundswell has fallen flat on its face. Groundswell emissions spokesperson, Steve Cranston, has...

Carr warns the Government and Luxon warns buisiness

Climate Change Commission Chair Rod Carr more or less told the Government on Saturday that its current path to net zero greenhouse gas emissions...

Auditor General leads battle against Three Waters

The Auditor General, John Ryan, yesterday delivered a broadside to the Government over the accountability arrangements in its proposed There Waters legislation. That legislation will...

Paying the price to curb climate change

Climate Change Minister James Shaw yesterday moved to tighten up the so-called “free” allocations of Emissions Trading Scheme units to highly polluting industries. In the...

Why the Government needs Three Waters

The Government has finally changed its pitch on There Waters and begun to focus on the economics of the proposals. Up until now, the Prime...

Everybody is worried about Groundswell

As the Government sends out  Minister Kieran McAnulty to try and calm provincial New Zealand over Three Waters, the Climate Change Commission yesterday further...

Get rid of the pine trees!

The politics of climate change is more complex than they may look at first sight. The first casualty may be Shane Jones’ “One Billion Trees”...

Ag leaders warn Groundswell — continue protesting and you’ll put us in the ETS

He Waka Eke Noa, agriculture's proposal to manage its own Greenhouse Gas Emissions, which was unveiled yesterday, is a political tangle. On one side, the...

The Government’s big dairy surprise

The Government never told Dairy NZ in advance that it would spend $339 million over the next four years on research to reduce dairy...

Consensus breaks out in Parliament

In a rare display of what almost amounted to consensus, National have supported two major Government measures in Parliament. ACT did not and voted against...

Luxon backs James Shaw

National Leader Christopher Luxon has ended speculation and committed National to the bipartisan climate change policy that was negotiated in 2019 by then-leader Simon...

How to pay the huge infrastructure bill

Infrastructure Minister Grant Robertson yesterday unveiled the bill to fix New Zealand’s infrastructure deficit and then more or less said we couldn’t afford to...